July 29, 2021


Today, I saw yet another advert for alcohol made from waste food.   This time, rum distilled from banana skins.

Maybe it’s me, but I can’t help thinking there are better uses for food waste – even inedible banana skins.  For example, they could be turned into energy through anaerobic digestion, or composted to regenerate depleted soils.

In other words they could contribute to solving urgent, existential problems for humankind.

I’m all for enriching life.   But last time I looked there were a dozen or so rums available in Sainsburys, and only one home for humans.

As humans, we have amazing resources for making change.

Let’s not waste them on gimmicks.